Lately I’ve been feeling some kind of way. I’m sick of sweatpants, jeans sometimes feel like a bridge too far, and any sort of fussy, zippered dress that pinches my waist is…out. This is one part pandemic and one part the aging process (I can’t even bring myself to type out ‘pre-menopausal,’ so let’s just skip over that part) but I’ve found myself staring longingly at…shapeless dresses.
Found: Surprisingly Flattering Shapeless Maxi Dresses
After much perusing online, I finally ordered two of them, fully intending to send them back. But designers do have a few tricks up their sleeves, so these two pieces are actually sneaky flattering. Also? They’re both forgiving on a soft stomach, even in seriously hot weather.
To quote Amy (who also happened to photograph this nonsense)…there’s something v. Mary Kate & Ashley about these dresses. Now we’re both fans.
Staud Vincent Maxi Shirt Dress
Truth be told, it was the sleeves that got me. Staud’s Vincent Maxi Shirtdress is made from a lightweight cotton poplin, and is dead easy to wear. There’s no tricky bra required, and it looks surprisingly luxe. It’s a perfect dress for entertaining at home, running errands, or even doing school drop-off. Yet it’s cute enough for date night (especially if you unbutton it a bit). I was surprised by how much Mike likes this one.
Everlane’s Flowy Romper
The back on Everlane’s flowy romper is just so pretty, and I know it looks like a dress, but don’t be fooled: it’s 1000% romper.
It’s suuuuuper lightweight, making this one of the most comfortable pieces I’ve ever worn. It’s also fully adjustable. I like the back nice and low, but you can tie the straps tighter (and higher) if you prefer.
Shop All The Shapeless Dresses That Caught My Eye
Thoughts? Actually…I’m not sure I even care. 😉 They’re THAT comfortable.
photo credits: Vafa Photography (Thank you, Amy!!)